I am sad to say that I will not be attending the Toronto Golf and Travel Show this year. It is “the largest golf event in Canada bringing thousands of golf enthusiasts together. Features hundreds of exhibitors, product demonstrations from the top brands in golf and lessons from PGA of Ontario professionals all weekend!” It is an annual trip that has become a milestone for the start of my golf season. Unfortunately, weather is preventing me from making the trip.
I live about a 4 hour drive from this event and freezing rain forecasted for today is the culprit that has cancelled my trip. I usually travel with my friend Blair and after last year’s scary ride home in the same conditions, we decide that this year discretion was the better part of valour. So we are staying home.
Driving in poor weather is a concern in Canada. It is important to look at the immediate forecast, the 6 and 12 hour forecast, and what is coming our way. As it is right now, there is a track of poor weather entering our area around noon and leaving around 5 pm tonight. Unfortunately, experience tells us that this forecast can shift in either direction by a couple of hours. So home we stay.
Being 4 hours away is also a bit of a challenge. Blair and I are in the minority by travelling 4 hours to the show, but for us it is worth the trip. However, no so much for others:
So this year there will be no swag, no brochures, no contests, or chances to hit the newest golf clubs. We will have to live with the disappointment and look longingly to the start of golf season in about 50 days. Oh well, I guess if this is the worst thing I have happening in my day today, life is pretty good!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!